WCA seals deal to acquire majority interest in EGLN

Freight forwarding network WCA has agreed to acquire a majority ownership interest in its rival freight and logistics network, ELITE Global Logistics Network (EGLN), in a deal that will combine the networks’ programs and benefits. The agreement will officially begin on Jan. 1, 2018, and Roy Stapleton will continue as EGLN president in charge of […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • October 13, 2017

IAG Cargo to launch 10th U.S. ‘Cargo Connector’ outpost this month

IAG Cargo said it will begin a trial run of its Cargo Connector service at Washington Dulles Airport (IAD), starting this month. Cargo Connector is an export collection and import delivery service that takes shipments directly from the aircraft and delivers them to the forwarders’ handling facilities. Five years after the launch of IAG Cargo’s […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 12, 2017

Embleton seeks to steady helm after IAG Cargo’s CEO upheaval

Normally, when a division goes through three CEOs in the span of two years, it’s a red flag that danger is on the horizon. This was the environment faced by Lynne Embleton in early April, when IAG Group appointed her as the new head of IAG Cargo after she had been the managing director of […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 9, 2017

Infrastructure issue bridges gap between forwarders, integrators

A decade-old major highway bridge collapse in Minneapolis still serves as a deadly reminder of the price our nation pays for lack of transportation infrastructure investment. The incident, which happened without warning over the Mississippi River on Aug. 1, 2007, took the lives of 13 people and injured 145 more during the evening rush-hour commute. […]
  • Brandon Fried
  • October 6, 2017

Too Many Happy Returns: The struggle to predict reverse logistics

The mostly unwanted gifts are piled in the corner, the relatives have slowly made their way to the airport and a mountain of dishes awaits attention in the kitchen. This is what late December looks like for most American consumers. But for logisticians, the holiday work is only half done – it’s time for gift […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 5, 2017

At the Crossroads: Turkey’s key role in 21st century logistics

“The future is in the skies,” Turkey’s founding father Kemal Ataturk told the country’s newly formed parliament. Months later, in 1925 against the backdrop of a sweeping modernization campaign, the country’s first aviation oversight body, the Turkish Aeronautical Association was founded, followed shortly thereafter by a national carrier, of sorts. Aviation was so central to […]
  • Lewis King
  • October 4, 2017

ELEVATE 2017: Memories from Air Cargo World’s conference on logistics innovation

MIAMI — Now that the second annual ELEVATE Conference is history, here is a gallery of the sessions, presentations and networking opportunities that took place on Oct. 2, 2017, here at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel. Air Cargo World wishes to thank all the speakers, sponsors, presenters and attendees who came together to discuss the latest […]
  • jcherlin
  • October 3, 2017

ELEVATE: Cargo42 wins second straight DEMOvation Challenge

MIAMI – For the second consecutive year, startup Cargo42 took home the top prize yesterday for the DEMOvation Challenge at the ELEVATE 2017 Conference. The online platform, based here in Miami, is designed for trucking companies to reduce idle time and capacity, and to provide greater transparency for shippers through real-time tracking. The runner-up to […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 3, 2017

Air Cargo World Celebrates its 75th birthday

That a magazine has maintained unbroken publication for three-quarters of a century is, in itself, a remarkable achievement. But for a business publication to last that long, covering an industry that basically did not exist when it was conceived, is more than just remarkable; it makes the Air Cargo World journey truly unique in the […]
  • Randy Woods
  • October 2, 2017

Panalpina acquisition spree adds German cool chain company

Panalpina’s recent acquisition spree picked up pace this week with a second trophy added on Sept. 28, this time in Germany, where the Switzerland-based logistics company agreed to buy Germany-based Cool Chain Group (CCG), from its parent company, Rungis Express. With CCG added to the roster, Panalpina will gain an experienced team of employees and […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 29, 2017

Panalpina adds Interfresh Airfreight Handling to its perishables chain

As the next step in its goal to become the world leader in perishables transport by 2020, Swiss freight forwarder Panalpina said in an agreement reached yesterday that it will acquire Dutch company Interfresh Airfreight Handling for an undisclosed amount. Interfresh specializes in customs clearance and last-mile distribution of perishables imported from Africa, the Asia-Pacific […]
  • Caryn Livingston
  • September 28, 2017

‘Third-Party Logistics Study’ points to blockchain, automation

The “2018 22nd Annual Third-Party Logistics Study” is out, with the message that the greater availability of data and the ability to make real-time decisions are encouraging collaboration between shippers and 3PLs, when it comes to making supply-chain decisions. “Shippers have greater expectations of what they want their logistics providers to accomplish, and the proper […]
  • Lewis King
  • September 28, 2017

75th Anniversary: Air Cargo World changes with the times

  Finding its footing The early years, of course, were not easy – neither for the magazine nor the air cargo industry, in general. While there was a growing interest in cargo after the war ended in 1945, and established U.S.-based carriers such as American Airlines and United Airlines began coast-to-coast freighter service using DC-3s, […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2017

75th Anniversary: ACW through the decades

Here are just a few of the thousands of stories covered in Air Cargo World and its predecessors, ever since its inception during World War II. 1942 Air Transportation magazine is launched in October by John F. Budd in New York City. American Airlines begins first U.S. transcontinental, all-cargo air service, using DC-3 freighters. 1943 […]
  • Randy Woods
  • September 26, 2017
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